Good thing you disclosed the conflicts of interest relating to this article. There are so many conflicts it takes away all credibility of this article…over a decade of 100+ independent clinical trials of IV Ketamine infusion therapy have been conducted by leading medical institutions including Yale, Massachusetts General, National Institute of Mental Health, Black Dog Institute, and countless others, all consistently showing IV Ketamine’s efficacy of around 70%. Its ability to end suicidal thinking within hours is unmatched by anything else available today. Patients who want to kill themselves when they come into our clinic leave not wanting to hurt themselves anymore. We have an 80+% success rate and our patients are getting an average of 3 months of total relief from their symptoms, not weeks. Most of the early research was around a single infusion which did show about 7 days of relief. We provide a series of 6 and we’re seeing long-term benefits. Patients are able to exercise, eat more healthily, participate in talking therapy, and make other important lifestyle changes while they are symptom free, or at least have a substantial reduction of symptoms, that produce long-term benefits. We’ve administered well over 1,000 IV infusions and not a single patient has demonstrated any signs of addictive behavior. While the experience during an infusion can be pleasant at times, it’s a strange one people do not seek. It is very different from abusing Ketamine on the street. This is a medical procedure; people do not become “hooked” on their infusions. Ketamine is safe, effective, fast-acting, and has no long-term side effects. It is imperfect. It is not a cure. Still, It is the best option we currently have for those suffering from MDD, especially if treatment-resistant. Most of our patients have not only tried countless medications to no avail, but also ECT and/or TMS and they haven’t gotten the relief they deserve. Ketamine infusions really work for them. See ketamineclinics.com for more information.